Week in Review: April 29, 2023

Highlights include the release of the Northwind 2.0 database templates, automatic form resizing, and a deep dive into VBA events with a.p.r. pillai.

Week in Review: April 29, 2023

Just Published

This section includes videos, articles, and interesting discussions from the past 7 days.



New to Me

This section includes content I discovered this week that has been around for awhile.

  • Nothing new this week.

Upcoming Access User Group Events

NOTE: Only English-language user group meetings with scheduled guest speakers or topics are listed.  For a complete list of upcoming events, visit the Access User Group event calendar.

  • May 3, 2023: Peter Bryant - Automating DSN-less Communications to SQL Server
  • May 4, 2023: Eric Blomquist - Standardizing Form and List Filtering using VBA Classes
  • May 9, 2023: Juan Soto - Selling Access Solutions - Part II (JUST ADDED)
  • May 18, 2023: Richard Rost - Custom Data Entry Filter Functions in Access
  • May 30, 2023: Tom van Stiphout and Kim Young - Northwind 2.0 (JUST ADDED)
  • June 7, 2023: Thomas Pfoch - Maps for Microsoft Access
  • July 5, 2023: Aleksander Wojtasz - Interactive Gantt Chart Scheduler in Access
  • August 2, 2023: Thomas Möller - (topic details to follow)
  • August 29, 2023: Lenni Lobel - Introduction to Azure Cosmos DB (JUST ADDED)
  • September 6, 2023: Juanjo Luna - Blazor: making a webApp
  • October 4, 2023: Juan Soto - The Future of Access
  • November 1, 2023: John Heaser - Extending Access with SQL Server – including Geography data
  • December 6, 2023: Mike Wolfe - (topic to be confirmed)

Access Roadmap

There were NO CHANGES to the roadmap between the last Week in Review (2023-04-22) and this one (2023-04-29).

The development priorities were last updated on October 12, 2022.

Listed below is a snapshot of the official Access Roadmap.

"In Development", "Rolling Out", and "Launched" are Microsoft terms that I pulled straight from the public roadmap.

"Development Priorities" do not appear on the Access Roadmap.  Instead, they get updated from time to time in official Access blog posts.  I'll include a link to the official Access blog post that lists the current development priorities as they get updated.

Development Priorities

The items listed below reflect Microsoft's order of priority and were published in the following article, Our Road Ahead - Microsoft Access Engineering Priorities Oct 2022.

New priorities added since the previous set of priorities are shown in bold below.  Dropped priorities are struck through.

  1. Continued Focus on Monthly Issue Fixes (Monthly Issue Fix Blog)
  2. Inconsistent Database Error Fix
  3. New Macro Signing Support
  4. New (Modern) Web Browser Control (to support Chromium Edge)
  5. Dataverse Connector Data Type Support for Floating Point
  6. Dataverse Connector Data Type Support for Rich Text
  7. Dataverse Connector support to export to a specific Dataverse solution or publisher
  8. Enabling Large Address Aware (LAA) for 32-Bit Access
  9. SQL Monaco Editor
  10. New Microsoft Graph Data Connector

In Development

  • APR 2023: Modern Web Browser Control
  • MAR 2023: New Modern Web Browser Form Control

Rolling Out




All original code samples by Mike Wolfe are licensed under CC BY 4.0